The common thread...she wants to fully embrace the moment. She is not comforted by the thought of what fun could be coming her way in the future. It isn't that she doesn't like the other places, people, and things she will be doing. It is the change of it all. Switching out of the current fun or time she's spending with someone she cares about, that is hard part. She wants the NOW, and when you're 6 it isn't much different.
Yesterday we got up, packed our bags, ate breakfast with Daddy, and then took off on our mini-vacation getaway. The kids and I on our way.
Today we set out on an adventure. We drove west and as Grandma said, "We're almost at the ocean." It was decided. Our "NOW" was the ocean. Nothing would stop us. The wind? No. A snack? No.
|"Mommy follow Mason's footprints," Ellie called.|
The sand was calling our name and we kicked off our shoes and headed toward the waves. The wind was strong, but our will was stronger. We stopped along the way to take some pictures to share the fun with Daddy and capture the beauty of the NOW.
|Hangin' with my bro|
|Grandma and Mason paved the way|
|Fingers dipped into the wet sand and we were hooked. There was no turning back.|
|Dipping my toes in the ocean in November. Priceless.|
|Jumping for Joy. Priceless.|
|Playing without a care in the world...|
|Sand stuck to your feet? Nope.|
|Cold wind to worry about? Nope.|
|Wet clothes to spend the afternoon in? Nope.|
|All of that worry can wait. We are living in the NOW!|